Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Save More, Spend Less

Because of the economic downturn, many people are looking for ways to be more frugal. Here are some titles that offer useful suggestions on how to spend less and save more.

Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last by Lori Baird (Rodale, 2007)

Offers money-saving tips on how to extend the life of everything from appliances, furniture, and outdoor equipment to clothing and cosmetics.

Check out other books about reusing and recycling

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh (Free Press, 2007)

This book promises help for those of us who are sometimes tempted to "buy a new one" instead of organizing all of the clutter to find that item that seems so essential at the moment. Peter Walsh is the organizational guru from TLC's "Clean Sweep."

Check out other books about home organization

Yankee Magazine's Living Well on a Shoestring: 1,501 Ingenious Ways to Spend Less for What You Need and Have More for What You Want (Yankee Books, 2000)

Offers general advice on frugality including budgets, repairs and smart shopping.

Check out other books about household saving strategies

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